Doesn't he look thrilled to be going to school? He argued and complained all the way to the bus stop. I was pretty darned happy to see him get on the bus!
I originally brought the camera along in case Tottie decided to follow us to the bus stop. She's our walking cat. If we go anywhere on foot, she'll follow us. I've only had one other walking cat - Miss Kitty. She was left with us when my grandmother and her husband moved to Canada. We had 4 kids in the house at the time, and she was having NONE OF THAT. She promptly ran away and found herself a little old lady to live with. We lived near a golf course and almost every evening we would go for a walk around it. And Miss Kitty would join us for the walk, and return to her little old lady when we were done.
Tottie didn't follow us today. But I did see this lovely thing on my way back home from the bus stop... Does anyone know what it is? It grows on a dead looking tree, and then all of a sudden, the dead branches look like someone tied corsages all over it. But they're growing there. It's really quite lovely!
It looks like I may have some takers for my MY LIFE IS A MESS Challenge! It is a VERY loose challenge - more designed to get us off our butts and get to work on the spring cleaning. Karisma is actually doing fall cleaning down there in Australia, but she's making some serious headway. Kaytabug was the first brave woman to sign up and has already posted her closet pictures! I'll be interested to see how they look in the after pictures. Lisa is already straightening out her Chaos - was doing it before the rest of us started, so she has no before pictures to show us how far she's come. Nikki thinks that if she tries to clean her closet, she might unearth Jimmy Hoffa and that could set off all kinds of reprecussions... And Anna? She'd love to join in, but is afraid I'd yell at her for playing in her garden instead of straightening her closet. Anna, Anna, Anna - I don't yell at people! Enthusiastic encouragement maybe, but not yelling! Any one else want to be "encouraged?" Beckie has decided she wants in too!
DotInFL dropped by yesterday on her way downstate with a pile of Real Simple magazines and a few others tossed in as well. Interestingly enough, the magazine on top (she swears she didn't plant it) was all about organizing your closets - all kinds of closets! Including a pantry. That's gonna be my next home cleanup project. My mom, inspired by MY mess, organized her's yesterday. Dang. If you knew my mom, you'd know what a huge effort that was.
You think I started something here?
I mentioned that my boss has suggested that I declutter my office in preparation for moving stuff out to have new carpeting laid. These aren't TRUE before pictures because I forgot my camera yesterday and did a lot of paper-tossing before taking these today. Must have filled up half a recycle box (those things are about waist high) with all my paper debris.
Remember Gloomy Gus from this morning? Well he turned into evening sunshine tonight! He had a baseball game and it was a shut-out! 16-0 (though officially they don't keep score at this level). And he got two hits! First time ever on base. He got as far a third before the final out of the inning was called and was a bit disappointed that he didn't get to cross home plate, but that day is coming!
For his efforts today, and his vast improvement over previous practices and games, he was awarded the "game ball". It put him over the moon. I think you can tell by that flashing dimple, which doesn't come out all that often.